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Parks and Facilities

The City of Owen Sound's Parks Department looks after more than 40 parks, 18 playgrounds, and over 380 acres of parkland across the City.  Each park is important to its neighbourhood, making them popular destinations for residents and visitors alike.  They capitalize on the natural beauty of our Region, and are easy to access and enjoy!

Residents are able to book outdoor spaces or rent indoor facilities and can even use them for licensed events.

The listings below are a partial list of our outstanding facilities.  Check back soon for a full listing of our many beautiful parks and open spaces in the City of Owen Sound.

Harrison Park

Features:

  • Trails for all abilities
  • Heated, outdoor pool
  • 2 accessible playgrounds in Harrison Park, and one playground within the camping area
  • Harrison Park Inn Restaurant
  • Tennis/pickle ball courts
  • Basketball court
  • Black History Cairn
  • Mini golf
  • Canoe and paddleboat rentals

Location:

75 2nd Ave East

Kelso Beach at Nawash Park

Features:

  • Trails for all abilities
  • Playground
  • Beachfront
  • Gichi- Name Wiikwedong Reconciliation Garden
  • Amphitheatre
  • Soccer field
  • Baseball diamond
  • Washrooms
  • Scenic City Order of Good Cheer Splashpad
  • Public camping is available across the road at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Campground during major events

Location:

Vehicle entrance at 100 19th Street West

Neighbourhood Parks

Park Name Address (click to view map) Amenities On Site
Alexandra Park 15th Street East & 3rd Ave E Playground
Bill Inglis Park View on map Playground
Blacks Park 5th St W Wooded trail
Centennial Tower 290 9th Ave E Historical tower, scenic lookout
Charlie Kelly Park 602 2nd Ave E Benches
Comme-r-ette Park 505 2nd St 'A' W Playground, benches
Cpl. James Mitchell Park 246 2nd St 'A' W Flagpole, bench, garden
Ed Taylor Park 1120 12th Ave E Playground, swings, bench
Evans Park 398 9th St W Slide, swings
Maitland Park 412 27th St W Playground, ball diamond, bench
Mary Miller Park 2255 3rd Ave W Open space, bench
Owen Heights Park 5th St E & 8th Ave 'A' E Playground, swings, open space
Parkview Park 655 1st St E Playground, bench
Ryerson Park 805 5th Ave E Playground, swings, bench
Stobbe Park 654 5th Ave 'A' W Open space
Timber McArthur Park 1750 5th Ave E Playground, open space
Tot Lot Park 28th St W & 6th Ave W Playground, swings
Westmount Park 1358 7th Ave 'A' W Playground, bench

Sports Fields & Parks

Park Name Address (click to view map) Amenities On Site
Duncan McLellan Park 800 18th St E 3 ball diamonds, with lights. Accessible playground, washrooms and picnic shelter.
Good Cheer Outdoor Rink View on map (in Harrison Park) Outdoor rink in winter, basketball courts in summer
Harrison Field Ball Diamonds 350 15th St W 2 bookable ball diamonds
Kinsmen Ball Park 1800 7th Ave W 2 bookable ball diamonds, suited for little league
Kiwanis Sk8 & Bike Park 700 10th St E Concrete pad, rails, ramps
Kiwanis Soccer Complex 3005 9th Ave E Multiple soccer fields, washrooms, changerooms
St. Julien's Park 450 22nd St W Ball diamond, playground
St. George's Park 510 10th St E Ball diamond, with lights
Tom Williams Park 2499 8th Ave W Ball diamond, with lights
Victoria Park 700 10th St E Football field with surround track, home to Owen Sound Agricultural Society 

Julie McArthur Regional Rec Centre

Julie McArthur Rec Centre building

Features:

  • Twin NHL size ice pads (85x200)
  • Fully accessible building including elevator access
  • 6 dressing rooms and referee rooms for each ice pad
  • Arena seating; upper level 208, ice level 125
  • Warm viewing area on upper level seats 94
  • One ice pad all year-round, arena floor space is available from April to August
  • A health, fitness and recreation centre including an 8 lane pool, a warm water pool, and a full fitness facility (operated by the YMCA)

Location:

 700 10th Street East

Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

Bayshore Community Centre building

The Bayshore is large enough to hold any event and is home to the Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack

Features:

  • NHL size ice pad (85x200) in the J.D. McArthur Arena, with the ability to convert into a multi-functional surface for special events
  • 8,000 square feet of adjacent banquet hall space to complement your special event
  • 7 dressing rooms and referee room
  • Concessions/bar services available
  • Arena seating (15 private suites; seating 2,809 plus approximately 120 standing room; floor 1,000)
  • Fully accessible building including elevator access
  • Indoor walking track
  • 1,000 parking spaces

Location:

1900 3rd Avenue East

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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